Scientist Training Programme – Trainee Clinical Scientist advert (2023)

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Salary AfC Band 6 plus location allowance where applicable; 3 year full time training; posts due to start in September 2023.

Direct entry applications for the 2023 cohort open Monday 9th January at 11:00am.


Healthcare science is one of the most exciting and dynamic areas to work in. Join a unique team who are inspired to apply their exceptional scientific knowledge and skills to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease and the rehabilitation of patients.

Excellent training opportunities are offered within the Scientist Training Programme (STP) which is a national postgraduate training programme located in hospitals and health services throughout England. This is a three-year postgraduate programme and successful candidates will be employed by an NHS trust or other healthcare provider for the duration of their training. Trainees are also enrolled for a fully funded part-time vocational master’s degree in their chosen specialism.

Posts are normally available within one of the following areas:

Life Sciences

andrology, cancer genomics, clinical biochemistry, clinical bioinformatics genomics, clinical immunology, clinical microbiology, embryology, genomic counselling, genomics, haematology and transfusion science, histocompatibility and immunogenetics, histopathology

Physical Sciences

clinical engineering, clinical informatics, clinical scientific computing, imaging with non-ionising radiation, medical physics, nuclear medicine,  pharmaceutical science, radiation safety and diagnostic radiology, radiotherapy physics, reconstructive science

Physiological Sciences

audiology, cardiac science, critical care science, gastrointestinal physiology, neurophysiology, ophthalmic and vision science, respiratory and sleep science, vascular science

Click this link to find out more about each of the specialties.

Posts due to start in September 2023

To apply to the programme, for more information about the opportunities available and details of the qualifications and experience you need, please visit the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) website. All the important application deadlines and dates are also on the NSHCS website.

For information about the specialties and careers in healthcare science, please visit the Health Careers website.



Last updated on 5th January 2023